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MOVING TO MARS HIGHLIGHTS The Design Museum is offering visitors the chance to visit the red planet without having to leave London in a multi-sensory exhibition for all ages: Moving to Mars. Explore the designs that could make the journey to Mars possible and allow mankind to, not only survive, but thrive once they get there. Here are the top exhibits not to miss:

MA RS HABITAT BY HAS S E LL, I N PART NE RS HI P WI TH EN G INEERS ECKERS LE Y O’ CALLAGHAN ( E OC) Step inside a full-scale Mars habitat for the first time. Designed by London-based international design firm Hassell as part of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. With a focus on living conditions and astronauts’ wellbeing, this interactive exhibit will invite visitors to experience what a home might look like on Mars. THE EXOM ARS ROS ALI ND F RANK LI N ROVE R, CO URTESY OF ESA, T HE E UROPE AN S PACE AG EN C Y Discover a full-scale model of the ExoMars rover, which will travel to Mars in 2020. The ExoMars programme is a joint endeavour between ESA and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. The programme’s primary goal is to address the question of whether life has ever existed on Mars; its first mission launched in March 2016. MA P OF M ARS BY GI OVANNI S CHI APARE LLI Examine the first Mars map. Director of the Brera Observatory in Milan, Giovanni Schiaparelli created the first detailed map of Mars in 1877. Schiaparelli identified darker and lighter features of the map as seas and continents, and described the appearance of ‘canali’ (‘channels’ in Italian) on Mars. These Martian ‘canali’ were famously mistranslated into English as ‘canals’, leading to the misconception that there might be life on Mars.

SS2 0 ‘ N EW H O R I ZO N S’ C O L L EC TI O N B Y R Æ B UR N Explore Martian fashion created by responsible design company RÆBURN. The SS20 ‘New Horizons’ collection is inspired by the adaptive reuse approach on Mars – recycling scarce materials into new items. Christopher Raeburn’s collection uses lightweight insulating material designed by NASA for space exploration and engineered for temperature regulation on earth, in space and on the red planet. MA R S H A B I TAT D ESI G N ED B Y FO ST ER + PA RT N E R S See the Mars 3D printed habitat designed by Foster + Partners, which will be showcased through a series of architectural models showing how the habitat is constructed. Discover a model of the finished habitat, a large sandpit filled with simulant Mars regolith with a 3D printed dome and a series of small robots to show how they would move around on the Martian surface. ‘ O N MA R S T O D AY’ MU LT I SEN SO RY EXP ER I EN CE Today, we know more about Mars than at any time in history. Freezing temperatures, unbreathable air, solar and cosmic radiation all make for a very inhospitable environment. Take your first step onto the red planet and see what Mars looks like today in a new multisensory experience with the ‘On Mars Today’ installation, including smell, sound and surface.

ND X- 1 M ARS SUIT BY G ARY L. HARRI S AND DR D E L E ON Be the first to see the NDX-1 spacesuit, the very first spacesuit designed for Mars. A unique design challenge, Gary L. Harris and Dr de Leon, engineers at the University of North Dakota, have designed a spacesuit that adapts the human body to the planet’s extreme environment, while also being flexible enough that astronauts can explore and excavate the Martian surface.

MI SSI O N : D ESI G N FO R MA R S FA MI LY T R A I L Getting to Mars and surviving there is the ultimate design challenge – what will you design for Mars? Mission: Design for Mars invites kids to imagine the future on Mars by completing briefs set by experts, including astronaut Tim Peake. Look out for the special Moving to Mars symbol to follow the trail and share your work at the end of the exhibition.

HY DROPONIC FAR M I NG K I T S BY GROW S TACK Learn about what farming will look like on Mars. One of the major difficulties in colonising Mars is the fact that there is no form of life and very little water on the planet. Farming on Mars will rely entirely on materials brought from Earth; with almost no atmosphere and little nutrients in the soil, humans will almost certainly rely on hydroponic farming.

Moving to Mars is open until 23 February at the Design Museum, High Street Kensington.



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